Not Business As Usual

We are a community of big thinkers interested in new ways of looking at the world of today—and tomorrow. Here, you will learn to solve problems, innovate, think globally, and navigate your own path.

Classes broaden your perspective and your skill set through the sharing of real-world knowledge and critical research. Outside the classroom, you’ll find a broad range of opportunities through internships, a variety of program-focused student organizations, lectures, and study abroad programs. Join us and prepare for the new world of business.

Rhode to 100 | 1923-2023

The URI College of Business celebrated our centennial anniversary in 2023.  We continue to honor our past, celebrate our present, and build our future.

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image of Ballentine Hall on the URI campus with lines from the windows to the sky

Marking 100 years of leading education and research, URI’s College of Business is focused on the future. Emphasizing innovation and interdisciplinary programs, the college is training leaders to succeed in a changing world and tackle tomorrow’s challenges.

In 1927, Andrew J. Newman, dean of the then-4-year-old College of Business at URI, took to the pages of the student newspaper to explain the college’s shift from a focus on training to a more academic, big-ideas approach. “The first need of youth in preparation for a business career,” he said, “is education of a broad and scholarly type.” He added that “character” for those aiming to succeed in the business world was essential. continue reading